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Xena: Warrior Princess
Starring Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor
Country of origin United States / New Zealand
No. of episodes 134
Executive producer(s) Robert Tapert, Sam Raimi
Running time 41-44 minutes
Original network Syndication
Picture format NTSC
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 4, 1995 –
May 21, 2001
Related shows Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Young Hercules

Xena: Warrior Princess is an Emmy Award-winning American cult television series. It was first shown from September 15, 1995 until June 18, 2001. The series was created in 1995 by writer-producers Robert Tapert under his production tag, Pacific Renaissance Pictures LTD. Later, there were co-executive producers. They were Sam Raimi and R. J. Stewart. The series is a spin-off from the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys where Xena (Lucy Lawless) is a minor character. The series tells the story of Xena's quest to seek redemption for her past sins as a ruthless warlord. She uses her fighting skills to help people. Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) becomes Xena's greatest friend, her initial naïveté helps to balance Xena and helps her in seeing and fighting for the "greater good".

The series usually had between four and four million viewers on original airings. The series has positive reviews from many reviewers. It was ranked #10 on the list of TV Guides Top 25 Cult TV Shows of All Time. It was nominated for Emmy awards.

Xena's success has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including comics, and video games. The series has received attention in fandom (Uberfic), and has influenced the direction of other television series. The cult of the series (Fandom) remains active on the internet today.

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